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  • Age of Legend

    The "Age of Legend" is another word for the [[First Age]] often preferred by religious scholars, while historians use the latter. The Age of Legend is named as such because it was the enormously long period in which the [[First Generations]] walked the …

  • First Generations

    The First Generations is a broad term referring to the humans who lived in in the [[First Age]] and earlier times. It is almost invariably invoked with great respect for these stronger, better, ancestors of the comparatively weak and degenerate modern …

  • First Generation

    The very earliest humans to emerge from the [[Old Place]] into [[Feryngia]] on [[Fomorti]] and some of their early descendants. They were the first of the First Generations and their advent is now considered [[1A 1]], the beginning of the [[First Age]]. …

  • Silver North-Ring

    The Silver North-Ring is a common currency shared by the [[Northwestern Nations | Northwestern Nations]]: [[Yeoria]], [[The Northern Principalities]], [[Mgarmir]], and [[Snorivia]]. It is also occasionally used by neighboring lands such as [[Peruvia]]. …

  • 1A 1

    1A 1, the first year of the [[First Age]] is the beginning of human life on [[Fomorti]]. Human history would not begin until much later though, even the idea of keeping track of what year it was and a universal agreement on a date system wouldn't come for …

  • 1A 1032

    1A 1032 is the year in which [[:eekanu | Eekanu]], the "Mother of History," first gave a justified estimate of what year it was, measured from the first entrance of humans into [[Fomorti]], a date he termed [[1A 1]]. Eekanu's estimate caught on with …

  • Yeorian Succession Crisis of 2A 3214

    A fairly typical [[Yeoria | Yeorian]] political incident. Like many countries outside the [[Northwestern Nations]], it was ruled by a fairly typical, unstable monarchy. The country nobles who helped run the feudal state have a great deal of power and want …

  • The Forge of Fate

    An ancient epic poem written sometime in the 1A 1100s by an otherwise unknown author: [[:krygan | Krygan]]. It tells the story of [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] and how he forged the , his greatest and most famous weapon by wrestling a bolt of lightning onto …

  • Sythmyr

    Now a prominent city and district in the heartlands of the [[Frysolythian Empire]] known for the abundant grains and fine ales that come from its rolling, sun-drenched hills and its unshaking fealty to the empire, it was once a small country in its own …

  • Frysolythia

    The most populous city in all [[Feryngia]] and possibly [[Fomorti]] at 120,000 people. Now the capital and a district in the heartlands of the [[Frysolythian Empire]], this city was once a small state in its own right. Since ancient times the city of …

  • First Age

    The First Age is the preferred term among historians for the [[Age of Legend | Age of Legend]]. It is the long time period in which the [[First Generations | First Generations]] walked [[Fomorti | Fomorti]] and accomplished superhuman feats of all sorts. …

  • 1A 1300

    1A 1300 is commonly held to mark the end of the [[First Age | First Age]], the [[Age of Legend | Age of Legend]]. This is because the historians in the prominent city of [[Magrath | Magrath]] believed that the last humans of the [[Third Generation]] had …

  • The Outline of History

    *[[First Age|The First Age]]:* *[[1A 1 | 1A 1]]*- The first humans emerge into [[Fomorti]]. Many of those that survive go on to become the heroes of the [[First Generation]]. *1A 1 - 1A 199*- For a long time, men and women of the First Generation roam …

  • Magrath

    Legendary ancient city of perhaps country known to have been prominent in the closing years of the [[Age of Legend | Age of Legend]] and perhaps afterwards as well. It was historians from this place who in [[1A 1300 | 1A 1300]] declared that the [[Third …

  • 2A 2079

    Year of the [[Second Age]] when more than a hundred princes of various parts of the [[Northwestern Nations | Northwestern Nations]] agreed upon a common currency to use in the future: [[Silver North-Ring | the Silver North-Ring]]. This eventually spread …

  • 2A 574

    Last known attestation of the city of [[Magrath | Magrath]] by the traveler and cartographer [[:zorin-of-no-town | Zorin of No-Town]]. It is unclear if it still existed in his time because all he said was that [[Frysolythia]] was "As far as Magrath."

  • Fire Emblem

    The Fire Emblem is the legendary spear of [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]], said in many tales to unfailingly slay anything it is cast at and to be bonded in some fashion to its maker. It is said to have been impossible for any but the [[First Generation | …

  • 1A 270

    One common date guessed to be when [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] first made the [[Fire Emblem | Fire Emblem]]. This is quite uncertain however.

  • Magic

    Though it is somewhat mysterious, magic is generally seen as the altering of the normal physical world through the application of willpower and [[Aegir]]. Though some think otherwise (which is often seen as [[Heresy]] or simple ignorance), from a …

  • 1A 1204

    A date near the end of the [[First Age]] from which some writings by [[:tollidarius-ancient | Tollidarius (Ancient)]] (notably including one of the first denunciations of [[Hadran]]) are believed to come. Since he had previously written much on the study …

  • 2A 3049

    Date of the official founding of [[Yeoria]] by [[:king-dinmerfin-of-yeor | then King Dinmerfin of Yeor]] after several years of successful campaigning against his neighbors to forge their disparate duchies and estates into a small but united country. The …

  • House of Ivla

    Also known as the Dukes of Ivla or the Kings of Ivla by some hostile to the kings of [[Yeoria]], they are the descendents of the rulers of [[Ivla]] from before the country was unified by [[:king-dinmerfin-of-yeor | King Dinmerfin of Yeoria]] in [[2A 3049 …

  • Ivla

    A small and poor coastal city of [[Yeoria | Yeoria]] located near the capital, [[Yeor]]. Ruled until then by the secretive [[House of Ivla | House of Ivla]], it was one of if not the first area to willingly join with [[:king-dinmerfin-of-yeor | King …

  • Snorivia

    Snorivia is a small-medium country in northwestern [[Feryngia]]. *Region:* [[Northwestern Nations | Northwestern Nations]] *Emblem:* Triskellion of intertwined battleaxes on a white field *Capital:* [[Agar]] a fortress-city constructed deep in its …

  • 2A 2787

    The date the secret construction of the fortress/city of [[Agar]] was finished somewhere in northern [[Snorivia]] and that it was made the new capital. This was a response to the evident precariousness of the much larger and more important former capital …

  • 2A 2227

    Date the temporary alliance of convenience known as the [[Grand Alliance of the Northern Star]] was formed, late in the [[Second Peruvian-Snorivian War]] when it became evident the Peruvians might actually win it completely. The signing of this great pact …

  • Tupa

    The largest and richest city in [[Snorivia]], Tupa was the capital until it was moved to [[Agar]] in [[2A 2787]]. Tupa is located in a strategically situated valley in the [[Tupavar Mountains]], controlling easily traversible passes into both [[Yeoria]] …

  • Grinv

    A small city of only 15,000 or so people in far-eastern (formerly central) [[Snorivia]]. Grinv is located on the slowly sloping plateua of central Snorivia, the most arable part of the country (which isn't saying much). Besides being able to feed itself …

  • 2A 3213

    Year before the present one. Old [[:king-treferdin-of-yeoria | King Treferdin of Yeoria]] died in his sleep late in it, thereby leaving [[:prince-rinvolin-of-yeoria | Prince Rinvolin of Yeoria]] the heir to the throne.

  • 1A 200

    Rough estimate of the beginning of the [[Second Generation]] during the [[Age of Legend]]. It is not entirely clear or agreed upon if at this date the Second Generation emerged from the [[Old Place | Old Place]] or if they were simply the children of the …

  • Grand Alliance of the Northern Star

    Major military alliance of several hundred petty rulers of what are now [[Yeoria]] and the [[Northern Principalities]]. These minor local rulers put aside their normal squabbles and skirmishes to make one large, albeit disorganized, army with which they …

  • Revolt of the Captains

    Depending on who is asked, a rebellion or threatened rebellion or civil war or strike or treasonous conspiracy in [[Greater Snorivia]] in [[2A 2704]]. The unrest (Whatever it ought to be called) grew out several centuries of growing resentment among the …

  • Greater Snorivia

    Retroactive name for a country merely called [[Snorivia]] in its own time. This refers to the kingdom carved out for himself by [[:king-sno-the-bloody-bearded | King Sno the Bloody-Bearded]] and his descendants starting in the 2A 1850s when they were …

  • 2A 3214

    Current year. A [[Yeorian Succession Crisis of 2A 3214 | minor succession crisis in the small country of Yeoria]] beginning in this year will prove to be a major event in [[Feryngia]]'s history.

  • 1A 120

    Date is is retroactively estimated by [[:eekanu | Eekanu]] that [[:henrekta | Henrekta]] first deliberately performed [[Magic]]. Following his examples and explanation, the practice of [[Pure Magic]] spread among those of the [[First Generation]] whose …

  • Second Age

    h2. Second Age The modern era, the time after the [[Age of Legend]] ended. The time of the [[Fourth Generation]]. Spanning several millennia so far, it is a much more historically quantifiable age than the one before (after its first few centuries). …

  • Ospreys

    The Ospreys are the personal guard of the [[House of Yeor]], established by [[:king-dinmerfin-of-yeor | King Dinmerfin of Yeoria]] in the later half of his 2A 31st century reign. The catalyst for their formation was an assassination attempt on his son, …

  • House of Yeor

    Nowadays mostly famous as the kings of [[Yeoria]], this is the family that has ruled the island of [[Yeor]] since time immemorial. Yeor is not a particularly notable place, by the standards of people in countries like [[Peruvia]] it might well be …

  • Per

    Believed to have been a city, though it may have been the name of the city's king, in the early days of the [[Second Age]]. Since fairly extensive trading records of distant cities with it remain, it is believed to have been fairly prominent in the area …

  • 1A 800

    Arbitrary and retroactively imposes date marking the beginning of the [[Third Generation]]. All those recorded as born to the [[First Generation | First]] and [[Second Generations]] after this point are deemed members of the 3rd. While the date could …

  • 2A 682

    Date a person now remembered only as the [[:unknown-swordswoman | Unknown Swordswoman]] came to [[Seforibar]] from elsewhere, claiming to be a descendant of [[:ashkantir]]. Since she was able to rule that country, this is commonly considered the beginning …

  • Savlan Empire

    As the name suggests, a ancient empire centered on the city of [[Savlan]] in what is now [[Savaritania]]. The [[Koran Basin]] is a very rich area and has been a hub of trade for a long time. The first mention of the city of Savlan dates from sometime …

  • Slavery

    Once common throughout [[Feryngia]], slavery and similar serfdom are now in decline and outright outlawed in many places. Perhaps the biggest factor leading to this change is the very force that spread it in the first place: the [[Savlan Empire]]. Many …

  • 2A 1495

    Year of the height of the conquests of [[:emperor-regyth-the-shrewd-of-frysolythia | Emperor Regyth the Shrewd of Frysolythia]], who started as king only of the city-state of [[Frysolythia]] but was able to dominate his immediate neighbors ([[Sythmyr]], …

  • Fourth Generation

    Modern humans. Vastly inferior in all significant ways (Among them strength, speed, intellect, magical talent, virtue, beauty, inventiveness, and fortitude) to the [[First Generations | First Generations]]. *History:* It is not at all clear or agreed …

  • Second Generation

    The second group of humans to emerge from the [[Old Place | Old Place]] according to some. Others assert they are merely the descendants of the [[First Generation]]. Still others say some of both is true. In any case, they were inferior in all ways to …

  • Sekeriah

    *Lifespan:* [[1A 1]] to [[1A 1121]] *Appearance:* Surprisingly few details survive. People writing about him seem to have been too busy being astounded by his awe-inspiring feats and riveting adventures to write down very much of what he looked like. He …

  • Metaxas

    *Lifespan:* Before 1A 300 to at least 1A 950 or so *Appearance:* Unknown, all surviving art is from long after his estimated death. His followers depict him as a handsome, fit, nude man always in mid-stride. Details vary however. *History:* Not attested …

  • Ehrholt

    Quiet but extraordinarily powerful deity first attested on shards of pottery from sometime before [[1A 1032]] as a vague personification of the world or of nature. Later stories recorded by the [[Third Generation]] and believed by more objective …

  • Grimholt

    Powerful deity first attested to on some shards of pottery from sometime before [[1A 1032]] as a terrible monster thought to lurk beneath an ancient mountain range. Later stories recorded by the [[Third Generation]] elaborate that "Mad God" Grimholt ( …

  • Airku

    Minor deity know only because he is attested to as a sidenote in the 1A 1100s or so epic [[The Forge of Fate | The Forge of Fate]] as the god of lightning, "shepherd of the storm." As Airku is never really again mentioned anywhere, it is presumed that …

  • Krygan

    Believed to be a man of the [[Third Generation]] who wrote the famous epic poem [[The Forge of Fate | The Forge of Fate]] about how [[:sekeriah | Sekeriah]] crafted the [[Fire Emblem]] sometime in the 1A1100s and is otherwise unknown.